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Doctor insights on: A Psychological Mess For A Year And Half After Traumatic Experience With Lsd

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Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?

Six years ago I developed hypochondria after traumatic experience. It is awful, and I feel despair and hate myself. What can I do to get rid of this?

This is a classic: job for a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for meds support. You'll have to re-visit the trauma in "other" ways, therapeutic safety using de-sensitization, EMDR, meditation, self-hypnosis and the like, until you regain your sense of control over the triggers and resulting experience of anxiety. Sounds like self-esteem work is indicated. Also, pay attention to your mood. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old(female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart.No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?

I am 18 years old(female) and have bad night terrors and wake up with racing heart.No traumatic experience/medication. What's the problem? Help?

Night terrors: Possible panic attacks during sleep, or a sleep disorder. Recommend first evaluation by neurologist for sleep studies, then if all normal, referral to psychiatry to explore tx for anxiety issues. ...Read more

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I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

I witness a car crash and I am really shaken up. Is this what's called a traumatic experience?

Yes: Trauma can be physical or mental. If it was severe, and it is bothering you, talk to your primary doctor. Sometimes medication and counseling are needed for recovery. ...Read more

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I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when i was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?

I had a traumatic experience with a large toy of chucky when i was probably 6-8. I am now sixteen and have had a phobia to him since. Will it go away?

Not by itself: It depends on what else this traumatic experience is connected to. An isolated phobia is fairly easy to extinguish, but those which are more multiply determined can linger and be more difficult. Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention can be very effective. Work with a psychologist proficient in these areas for best results. ...Read more

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Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis stemming from a traumatic experience possible diagnoses?

Psychosis: In predisposed individuals, psychotic breakdown could be brief reactive psychosi, psychosis nos, or ptsd with psychotic features. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

Can a traumatic experience push someone with potential psychopathic tendencies into full blown psychopathy?

PTSD.: Post-traumatic stress disorder is a strong impetus for mental illness, both in those predisposed to such and in those who are not. In the context you mentioned, intense psychological counseling and perhaps medications may be helpful for someone so suffering. ...Read more

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Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. a bridge?

Dental Implants: Can this be a traumatic experience to the patient? This vs. a bridge?

Not if done right.: All depends on who's placing the implants and their respective skill level. I teach at NYU in the implant program and if the practitioner doesn't know how to make procedures like this as atraumatic as possible, then you should probably find someone that puts you at ease. Remember, no one wants to go to the dentist. Myself included. I'd rather be on the beach. ...Read more

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Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

Possible: Of it leads to significant hemorrhage (bleed) within the adrenal gland. Ask your doctor to check your morning cortisol and if low you may need adrenal dynamic studies ( typically done in an endocrine office setting). ...Read more

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